Actupondy, the Guide to Pondicherry

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ActuPondy.com (actu = news in French) is the ultimate guide about Pondicherry. It will help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay in Pondicherry. With a selection of hotels, restaurants, shops, etc, ActuPondy aims to bring you the best of Pondicherry has to offer. Moreover, ActuPondy is a window on Pondicherry lifestyle and Cultural events as movies, exhibitions, shows…

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Valaikappu (protection by bracelets)

Festivals & daily life

Valaikappu (protection by bracelets)

Valaikappu is a Hindu and multi-secular religious festival. Celebrated at the seventh, or the ninth month of the pregnancy, its purpose is to protect by bracelets the mother and her...

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Raksha Bandhan (August)

Festivals & daily life

Raksha Bandhan (August)

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival in August. Also called the brothers and sisters festival, it's the opportunity for a girl and a boy to commemorate the brotherly love which...

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What to do in Auroville ?

Places to visit

What to do in Auroville ?

Auroville is wide, by the size and the spirit! Each individual comes to find something different: simple tourist for one or two days, or inspired visitor by the place, you...

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Independence Day (August 15th)

Festivals & daily life

Independence Day (August 15th)

August 15th is the founding date of modern India. It's the departure of British administration and troops, the new autonomy of a millennial culture, but the bloody separation of the...

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Auroville: a story

Places to visit

Auroville: a story

A general description of the story of Auroville: the life and the love of its two initiators, the Indian thinker Sri Aurobindo and his French partner the Mother; the foundation...

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The Post office and the ATMs

Settling in Pondicherry

A small guide on the Pondicherry Post office, the ATMs and the exchange offices. 

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Paintings exhibition of Bindu Art School

Exhibitions

Paintings exhibition of Bindu Art School

The "Bindu Art School" opened in 2005 on the road of Chennai. In order to highlight this cultural institution, the French Alliance of Pondicherry has planned a paintings exhibition of...

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An emotive meeting with Sandra Djina Ravalia: "Art is my essential..."

Career

An emotive meeting with Sandra Djina Ravalia: "Art is my essential..."

Nice meeting with an artist born in Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and living in Quebec now. For the first time, Sandra Djina Ravalia is travelling in India, her...

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Agnes and her love story with India

Pondichéries

Agnes and her love story with India

She is the one who gave a virtual life to all these women from Pondicherry, these "Pondicheries" she has met one day; she has made her portrait and highlighted their...

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Before traveling

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Love in Tamil literature: some words about the Thirukkural

History

Love in Tamil literature: some words about the Thirukkural

Love is in the air as spring is coming! Actu Pondy is offering you a cultural report dedicated to love in Tamil literature, especially in the huge work of Thiruvalluvar,...

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Lakshmi, the smile at any price

Pondichéries

Lakshmi, the smile at any price

For the third birthday of SITA, let's meet Lakshmi, the receptionist of this artistic and cultural center. Great interview of her, and what a smile! Come, discover, and practice arts! 

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The benefits of spices in Ayurveda principles

Ayurveda & health

The benefits of spices in Ayurveda principles

Ayurveda puts spices at the heart of its medica and its nutrition. Indian food is using more than twenty sorts of spices and its qualities are even written on 3000...

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The identity of retired French soldiers from Pondicherry

Portraits

The identity of retired French soldiers from Pondicherry

  Here is the story of some retired men native from Pondicherry. All were soldiers, all have a French passport and all are nostalgic. Their life is more than a heritage...

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Republic day in Pondicherry: a patriotic and solemn event (January 26th)

Festivals & daily life

Republic day in Pondicherry: a patriotic and solemn event (January 26th)

For the 66th anniversary of the Republic day, the Indian Government has invited the President of the United States of America. The program of January 26th is a national celebration...

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The five elements of Ayurveda

Ayurveda & health

The five elements of Ayurveda

It is said in Ayurvedic principles that the man is submitted to the same rules and properties as the universe, made of five elements: space, air, earth, fire and water. Here...

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